For the VUV Spectroscopy Group we are looking for a PhD Student.
Detecting reactive intermediates upon catalytic fast pyrolysis of lignin
You will study the reaction mechanisms upon catalytic fast pyrolysis of lignin, by detecting reactive intermediates (Nat. Commun. 2017, 8, 15946). You will apply online isomer-selective detection tools (photoelectron spectroscopy and mass spectrometry) as established at the vacuum ultraviolet beamline (www.psi.ch/group-vuv-spectroscopy/) of the Swiss Light Source. Further developing these techniques and the design and characterization of new reactors will complement the currently available setup. Your tasks will also include realizing measurement campaigns, data analysis and publication in peer-reviewed journals and at conferences.
Master degree in chemistry or physical chemistry
Good communication skills in English (spoken and written)
Knowledge in the following fields is beneficial: reaction mechanisms, catalysis, reactors, mass spectrometry, photoelectron spectroscopy, high vacuum techniques
You will be registered as a PhD Student at ETH Zürich and your main working place will be at PSI in Villigen.
Our institution is based on an interdisciplinary, innovative and dynamic collaboration. You will profit from a systematic training on the job, in addition to personal development possibilities and our pronounced vocational training culture. If you wish to optimally combine work and family life or other personal interests, we are able to support you with our modern employment conditions and the on-site infrastructure.
For further information please contact Dr. Patrick Hemberger, phone +41 56 310 32 65, [log in to unmask]
Please submit your application online (including addresses of referees) for the position as a PhD Student (index no. 6413-00). Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Sabrina Orteca, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland
Apply online: https://www.psi.ch/pa/job-opportunities/1776
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